Alpha relaxation times of glycerol vs temperature (dynamic phase diagram)

Relaxation times in glycerol, determined by various spectroscopies. This plot can be read as a dynamic phase diagram: whether a system reacts like a liquid or a solid depends not only on temperature, but also on the time scale of observation.

(C) Joachim Wuttke 2000/2010
From J. Wuttke, Adv. Sol. State Phys. 40, 481 (2000), redrawn in color.

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